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Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

By cwheeland

Last month at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, a crowd of over 100 were treated to an evening with Burg Simpson attorney and author, Mike Burg. Speaking about his new book, Trial By Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, Mike discussed his childhood and his motivations that… Read more »

Jury Awards $38 Million to Girl Injured by Abbott’s Drug Depakote

By Meghan Quinlivan

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Abbott Laboratories and Abbvie Inc. These lawsuits claim that Depakote, a drug manufactured and marketed by the Defendants, caused serious birth defects in children born to women taking it during pregnancy. Such birth defects include spina bifida, heart defects, limb deformities, developmental delay, cognitive deficits and behavioral disorders… Read more »

Children’s Pajamas Recalled Because of Fire Hazard Concerns

By Meghan Quinlivan

Children’s pajama manufacturer Roberta Roller Rabbit announced April 24 a recall of nearly 32,000 sets of pajamas due to possible fire hazard. The pajamas, which come in 18 different designs and two styles, failed to meet federal regulations regarding flammability standards. The two-piece sets of pajamas came in size toddler 1 to youth 12 and… Read more »

Puppy chew recalled due to salmonella

By Burg Simpson

puppy food recall

Dog toy manufacturer Nylabone issued a recall April 22 for its puppy starter kit due to a fear of salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported. Though no illnesses have been reported, the company said the three-pack of dog bones were sold in stores, online and via the mail. The contamination stems from humans… Read more »

Shark recalls vacuum cleaners due to shocking hazard

By Burg Simpson

vacuum recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of nearly 142,000 vacuums manufactured by Shark. The product's aluminum wand has the potential to shock the user if it disconnects from the cleaner's handle. It may remain energized by the device and pose a danger to individuals using the vacuum.  The company included four different models… Read more »

Calcium Buildup in Coronary Arteries Predictor of Heart Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

By Seth Katz

A new study found the calcium buildup in arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may better indicate the patient’s risk of heart disease compared to traditional measures, according to Health Canal. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other medical institutions measured whether artery calcium scores were better linked to the… Read more »

Procter and Gamble to Remove Plastic Beads from Toothpaste

By Seth Katz

The maker of Crest toothpaste, Procter and Gamble, has begun removing polyethylene beads from its products after a dental professional raised awareness regarding the negative effects the beads can have in people’s mouths. Raising concern A dental hygienist, Trish Walraven began to notice blue material in her patients’ mouths a few years ago, ABC affiliate… Read more »

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